We are getting closer to the Gilded Age of American history of the late 1800s, when the wealthy lived in extreme opulence and the majority of Americans were wondering where the next meal was coming from.
When 47 people account for 57.1 percent of the $230 million raised by super PACS – which mainly support Republicans – and more than 1,000 donors giving $10,000 or more were responsible for 94 percent of the super PAC money raised, I say our elections are being bought.
When I see many Americans voting against their own economic self-interest, which has been true since Ronald Reagan was elected, I say it is time for a constitutional amendment to limit outside spending by corporations and the wealthy.
Corporations do not breathe, therefore they are not human. Down with Citizens United. Up with a constitutional amendment.